Reading Borough Council’s Cultural Partnership awarded iOpener £1,090 to extend our trial trail making idea to everyone visiting Reading town centre. See the special project website iopener.org.uk
iOpener runs events to encourage people to look at their town in a different way by making trails around town.
Project dates: July – September 2014
– or “From Apullia to Reading”
iMuse is working with the Ure Museum and the Museum of Reading to create a mini webapp explaining how Reading got such a rich collection of Greek pots and how the two museums collaborate over their display.
Project dates: November 2013 – June 2014
This project is the third in the series led by the Ure Museum of Classical Archaeology, Reading. Working with three local schools, AACT as part of its iMuse Programme, will help to create simple webapps using material created by 16 year old pupils led by a student panel.
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Project dates: During 2014
We aim to encourage communication between 16-25 year olds with learning/communication disabilities to explore their town, creating trails on mobile phones and tablets alongside same-age volunteers. The project has been extended, with help from the Cultural Partnership, Reading, to encourage others to take part – communication amongst us all.
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Project dates: April – June 2013
Working with artist Jenny Halstead, iMuse is hoping to demonstrate that a low-cost simple web-app can enhance the visitor’s experience, particularly those with sight, learning or reading difficulties.
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Project dates: January-June 2013
This is a collaboration with the Gallery.
You can read the initial project initiation proposal here.
We are blogging as we go along
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Programme dates: October 2012 – ongoing
An outcome from the Video for Communication project,iPads have been loaned to three special schools and another, mainstream school with special educational needs pupils. The idea is to let teachers try out the accessibility features and support with their pupils before making a major investment.
Preliminary feedback has been enthusiastic though there are undoubtedly potential problems in scaling up such an approach. Useful, practical information is available from Fraser Speirs blog.
We aim to collate feedback from the schools to inform others in Spring 2013.
Project dates: December 2012 – May 2013
Ure Discovery is an Arts Council England World Stories funded project led by the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology.
Forty 16-18 year olds from three types of school are working with a student panel, a professional animator and a museum education officer to create an exhibition and trail. We are working with them to produce a highly-accessible app, using the drawings, video, animations, stories etc that they are providing.
The iMuse/AACT aim is to demonstrate that everyone can join in such a project and everyone can enjoy finding out about the exhibition using the app whatever their communication abilities.
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Project dates: October 2012 – April 2013
Original artwork by C.A Tunnicliffe RA for the Ladybird series was scanned.Visitors can sit to look through them on the iPad, tapping the animals to hear their sounds.
We have also recorded the text on the exhibition’s posters which visitors can hear by tapping.
Project dates: January-August 2012
You can look at the imuse in Reading initial project description here.
This Project worked in partnership with the Museum of English Rural Life with funding support from the Cultural Partnership, Reading Borough Council, the Vodafone Foundation and the Foyle Foundation.
In a variety of events, from a Young Farmers’ fair to half-term activities, 600 people of all ages and ability used mobile devices trying various ways of accessing their heritage, from Tweet a Sheep to an Olympic trail.
We blogged as we went along.
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